Re: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes
Hmm, I was going to post my notes on two abbey ales I had but since I can't find them, lets go with 2 stouts while watching some college football.
First up is Sierra Nevada Stout.
N: Big notes of Coffee, and all types of it, from a dark roast to espresso. Caramel and a hint of nuts (say brazil, almonds and honey roasted peanuts). A touch of baking chocolate and hops.
P: Definitely in the same vein as the nose, with coffee, nuts, caramel and hops (can't find any of the chocolate though). A slight flavor of wood varnish.
F: Medium, starting off on overroasted coffee, and nuts. towards the very end it gets a rather dry with a note of ashtray.
Not a bad stout but by no means top notch. 82 points. Could use a touch more sweetness.